As he felt himself fall, several scenes flashed before him; his days of residency in the U.S., night duties, struggles, his three sons and his wife, his appointment letter as a Professor of Cardiology, his return to his homeland for voluntary service at the local hospital and then that flash of the gun.
A voice spoke to him in his head, “You came to open their hearts, but you couldn’t open their minds.”
Now he stood near an archway and he faced the light and as far as he could see there was beauty and tranquillity.
A U.S. cardiologist was shot dead in a targeted killing in Pakistan on 26th May, 2014. He belonged to a minority sect that has long been persecuted in the country.
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